Choreographer Hope Mohr premieres a powerful new work of dance theater, Horizon Stanzas, inspired by Alice Notley’s feminist epic poem, The Descent of Alette. The cast is a dream team of three amazing dancer collaborators: Belinda He, Suztte Sagisi, and Tegan Schwab-Alavi. Lighting design by Del Medoff. Masks by Ella Noe.
Notley’s poem follows the protagonist’s journey through a dreamlike underworld to kill “the tyrant.” The dance isn’t a verbatim staging, but rather inspired by Notley’s haunting imagery and intentions, specifically the poem’s re-imagining of inherited forms.
“Emotional and socio-political contents ride underneath the surface of a rigorous vocabulary”
“Insistently inventive” — East Bay Times
Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, 4/27/23, 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/29/23, 7:30pm
Sunday, 4/30/23, 7:30pm
60 minutes| No Intermission | No Concessions
*Made possible with the support of individual donors, Bridge Live Arts (Affiliated Artist), and Zaccho Dance Theater (Artist in Residence).
Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Dancers pictured (L to R): Suzette Sagisi, Tegna Schwab-Alavi, Belinda He.